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From Mikael Ståldal <mikael.stal...@magine.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Log4j 2.8-rc1
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:42:47 GMT
+1 Works for me.

But there are some issues with https://issues.apache.org/j

We need to include a note about that in the release notes.

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 7:08 AM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>

> This is a vote to release Log4j 2.8 the next version of the Log4j 2
> project.
> Please download, test, and cast your votes on the log4j developers list.
> [] +1, release the artifacts
> [] -1, don't release because...
> The vote will remain open for 72 hours (or more if required). All
> votes are welcome and we encourage everyone to test the release, but only
> Logging PMC votes are “officially” counted. As always, at least 3 +1 votes
> and more positive than negative votes are required.
> Changes in this version include:
> New features:
> o LOG4J2-1032:  Make DefaultRolloverStrategy more efficent when renaming files. Add nomax
option to the fileIndex attribute.
> o LOG4J2-1101:  RollingFileAppender now supports omitting the file name and writing directly
to the archive files.
> o LOG4J2-1243:  Allow default value in property to be a Lookup.
> o LOG4J2-1787:  Document how to exclude transitive conflicting dependencies in Maven
and Gradle.
> o LOG4J2-1773:  Add StatusLoggerRule to allow unit tests to set a status level.
> o LOG4J2-424:  Add non-string data type support to JdbcAppender via new ColumnMapping
> o LOG4J2-1771:  Add a Builder to ColumnConfig and deprecate ColumnConfig.createColumnConfig().
> o LOG4J2-1770:  Add a Builder to JdbcAppender and deprecate JdbcAppender.createAppender().
> o LOG4J2-1764:  Use MethodHandle in ContextDataFactory cached constructor.
> o LOG4J2-1730:  Add Apache Cassandra appender and ColumnMapping plugin.
> o LOG4J2-1759:  Add TypeConverter for java.util.UUID.
> o LOG4J2-1758:  Add TypeConverter for java.nio.file.Path.
> o LOG4J2-1755:  Add TypeConverter and constraint validators for java.net.InetAddress
and port numbers.
> o LOG4J2-969:  Refactor SyslogAppender so that Layout is a Plugin element.
> o LOG4J2-1660:  Added public method ThreadContext::getThreadContextMap; removed class
> o LOG4J2-1379:  Add documentation regarding YAML configuration format.
> o LOG4J2-1718:  Introduce marker interface AsynchronouslyFormattable.
> o LOG4J2-1681:  Introduce interfaces IndexedStringMap and IndexedReadOnlyStringMap, supporting
garbage-free iteration over sorted map.
> o LOG4J2-1695:  Add a Builder to ScriptPatternSelector and deprecate ScriptPatternSelector.createSelector().
> o LOG4J2-1696:  Add a Builder to MarkerPatternSelector and deprecate MarkerPatternSelector.createSelector().
> o LOG4J2-1697:  Add a SerializerBuilder to PatternLayout and deprecate PatternLayout.createSerializer().
> o LOG4J2-1701:  Add a Builder to RandomAccessFileAppender and deprecate RandomAccessFileAppender.createAppender().
> o LOG4J2-1703:  Add a Builder to MemoryMappedFileAppender and deprecate MemoryMappedFileAppender.createAppender().
> o LOG4J2-1704:  Add a Builder to RollingRandomAccessFileAppender and deprecate RollingRandomAccessFileAppender.createAppender().
> o LOG4J2-1709:  Add a Builder to SyslogAppender and deprecate SyslogAppender.createAppender().
> o LOG4J2-1707:  Allow TCP Socket Appender to set socket options.
> o LOG4J2-1708:  Allow Secure Socket Appender to set socket options.
> o LOG4J2-1737:  Add a Builder to SyslogLayout and deprecate SyslogLayout.createLayout(Facility,
boolean, String, Charset).
> o LOG4J2-1738:  Add a Builder to JsonLayout and deprecate org.apache.logging.log4j.core.layout.JsonLayout.createLayout(Configuration,
boolean, boolean, boolean, boolean, boolean, boolean, String, String, Charset, boolean).
> o LOG4J2-1739:  Add Builder to KafkaAppender and deprecate KafkaAppender.createAppender(Layout,
Filter, String, boolean, String, Property[], Configuration).
> o LOG4J2-1733:  Add SyncSend attribute to KafkaAppender (as in KafkaLog4jAppender). Thanks
to Vincent Tieleman.
> Fixed Bugs:
> o LOG4J2-1780:  Eliminate the use of the ExecutorServices in the LoggerContext.
> o LOG4J2-1786:  ConfigurationScheduler now preserves interrupt flag during stop.
> o LOG4J2-1779:  Fixed bug where AsyncLogger did not resolve configuration properties.
> o LOG4J2-1769:  Fixed concurrency issue affecting all layouts except PatternLayout and
GelfLayout, which caused scrambled output and exceptions when logging synchronously from multiple
threads. Thanks to Brandon Goodin.
> o LOG4J2-1724:  Using variables in GelfLayout's additional fields at runtime. Thanks
to Alexander Krasnostavsky.
> o LOG4J2-1762:  Add Builder to GelfLayout.
> o LOG4J2-1649:  Insure the ConfigurationScheduler shuts down without blocking. Thanks
to Georg Friedrich.
> o LOG4J2-1653:  CronTriggeringPolicy would use the wrong date/time when rolling over
and create multiple triggering policies on reconfiguration. Thanks to Georg Friedrich.
> o LOG4J2-1748:  Do not use non-daemon thread pool for rollover tasks.
> o LOG4J2-1628:  Fixed file locking regression in FileAppender introduced in 2.6.
> o LOG4J2-1744:  The custom logger Generate tool no longer requires the log4j-api module
on the classpath.
> o LOG4J2-1731:  SslSocketManager now respects connectTimeoutMillis. Thanks to Chris Ribble.
> o LOG4J2-1682:  Logger using LocalizedMessageFactory prints key instead of message. Thanks
to Markus Waidhofer.
> o LOG4J2-1720:  Make GelfLayout independent of Jackson.
> o LOG4J2-1719:  Fixed race condition in ObjectMessage and SimpleMessage, ensuring that
the log message contains the value the object has during the logging call.
> o LOG4J2-1688:  Fixed bug where elements of a log message parameter array were nulled
out in garbage-free mode.
> o LOG4J2-1692:  Add putAll() method to CloseableThreadContext. Thanks to Greg Thomas.
> o LOG4J2-1689:  Add CleanableThreadContextMap interface supporting method removeAll(Iterable<String>).
> o LOG4J2-1685:  Option 'disableAnsi' in PatternLayout to unconditionally disable ANSI
escape codes. Thanks to Raman Gupta.
> o LOG4J2-1706:  Make TimeFilter usable as global filter and as logger filter.
> o LOG4J2-1722:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in VariablesNotEmptyReplacementConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1717:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in EncodingPatternConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1716:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in MapPatternConverter. (Note
that constructing a MapMessage is not garbage-free.)
> o LOG4J2-1683:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in MapMessage.
> o LOG4J2-1715:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in NdcPatternConverter. (Note
that use of the ThreadContext stack is not garbage-free.)
> o LOG4J2-1714:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in AbstractStyleNameConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1680:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in TimeFilter.
> o LOG4J2-1679:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in StructuredDataFilter.
> o LOG4J2-1678:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in ThreadContextMapFilter.
> o LOG4J2-1677:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in MapFilter.
> o LOG4J2-1674:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in ThresholdFilter.
> o LOG4J2-1673:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in MarkerFilter.
> o LOG4J2-1672:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in LevelRangeFilter.
> o LOG4J2-1671:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in EqualsIgnoreCaseReplacementConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1670:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in EqualsReplacementConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1669:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in MaxLengthConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1668:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in MarkerPatternConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1667:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in SequenceNumberPatternConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1666:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in RelativeTimePatternConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1665:  (GC) Avoid allocating temporary objects in IntegerPatternConverter.
> o LOG4J2-1637:  Fixed problems when used in OSGi containers (IllegalAccessError, NoClassDefFoundError).
> o LOG4J2-1226:  Improve LogEvent serialization to handle non-serializable Messages and
deserializing when required classes are missing.
> o LOG4J2-1663:  Ensure SortedArrayStringMap can be serialized and deserialized without
errors regardless of content.
> o LOG4J2-1658:  Prevent NPE in ThreadContextMapFactory::createThreadContextMap when initializing
Log4j with Configurator::initialize and the BasicContextSelector is used.
> o LOG4J2-1645:  Immutable empty StringMap.
> o LOG4J2-1623:  Configurable JVM shutdown hook timeout.
> o LOG4J2-1712:  Pick up bug fixes from Apache Commons Lang's org.apache.commons.lang3.time
> o LOG4J2-1636:  Console Appender does not pick up Oracle Java 8's sun.stdout.encoding
and sun.stderr.encoding. Thanks to Eldar Gabdullin.
> o LOG4J2-1639:  Fix MemoryMappedFileAppender.createAppender() Javadoc for immediateFlush.
Thanks to Sridhar Gopinath.
> o LOG4J2-1676:  Some LogEvents may not carry a Throwable (Use Message.getThrowable()
in log(Message) methods.) Thanks to Joern Huxhorn.
> o LOG4J2-1723:  Unwanted transitive dependency on geronimo-jms_1.1_spec causes OSGi tests
to fail. Thanks to Ludovic HOCHET.
> o LOG4J2-1664:  Improve OSGi unit tests. Thanks to Ludovic HOCHET.
> o LOG4J2-1687:  NPE in ThrowableProxy when resolving stack in Java EE/OSGi environment.
Thanks to Robert Christiansen.
> o LOG4J2-1642:  DefaultShutdownCallbackRegistry can throw a NoClassDefFoundError. Thanks
to Johno Crawford.
> o LOG4J2-1474:  CronTriggeringPolicy raise exception and fail to rollover log file when
evaluateOnStartup is true. Thanks to yin mingjun, Neon.
> o LOG4J2-1734:  SslSocketManagerFactory might leak Sockets when certain startup errors
> o LOG4J2-1736:  TcpSocketManagerFactory might leak Sockets when certain startup errors
> o LOG4J2-1740:  Add CronTriggeringPolicy programmatically leads to NPE.
> o LOG4J2-1743:  CompositeConfiguration does not add filters to appenderRefs. Thanks to
Toby Shepheard.
> o LOG4J2-1756:  Adds xmlns in schema and some other tags. Thanks to shubhankar1100.
> Changes:
> o LOG4J2-1781:  Update Conversant Disruptor from 1.2.7 to 1.2.10
> o LOG4J2-1774:  Replace MockEJB dependency in unit tests with Spring Test and Mockito.
> o LOG4J2-1644:  Inefficient locking in AbstractLoggerAdapter. Thanks to Tim Gokcen, Pavel
> o LOG4J2-1641:  Update JeroMQ from 0.3.5 to 0.3.6.
> o LOG4J2-1647:  Update Commons Lang from 3.4 to 3.5.
> o LOG4J2-1646:  Migrate to Mockito 2.x in unit tests.
> o LOG4J2-1655:  Update Jackson from 2.8.3 to 2.8.4.
> o LOG4J2-1735:  Update Jackson from 2.8.4 to 2.8.5.
> o LOG4J2-1656:  Update Apache Flume from 1.6.0 to 1.7.0.
> o LOG4J2-1698:  Update LMAX Disruptor from 3.3.5 to 3.3.6.
> o LOG4J2-1700:  Update Jansi from 1.13 to 1.14.
> o LOG4J2-1750:  Update Kafka from to
> o LOG4J2-1751:  Update liquibase-core from 3.5.1 to 3.5.3.
> o LOG4J2-1302:  The log4j-slf4j-impl module now declares a runtime dependency on log4j-core.
While not technically required, this makes the log4j-slf4j-impl module behave similarly to
slf4j-log4j12, and facilitates migration to Log4j 2.
> Tag:
> a)  for a new copy do "git clone https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/logging-log4j2.git"
and then "git checkout tags/log4j-2.8-rc1”
> b) for an existing working copy to “git pull” and then “git checkout tags/log4j-2.8-rc1”
> Web Site:  <http://rgoers.github.io/log4j2-site/index.html>http://rgoers.github.io/log4j2-site/index.html
> Artifacts: https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachelogging-1024
> You may download all the artifacts by executing:
> wget -e robots=off --cut-dirs=7 -nH -r -p -np --no-check-certificate https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachelogging-1024/org/apache/logging/log4j/
> Ralph

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